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Suhada Gamlath - Army Intelligence - CID meeting: Rathnapriya cries foul

Deputy Solicitor General Suhada Gamlath had called for a meeting yesterday with the Army Intelligence representatives and the Criminal Investigation Department representatives in connection with the Pradeep Ekneligoda murder case, said the Citizen's Organisations' Collective - 'Purawasi Sanvidana Ekamuthuwa' convener Saman Rathnapriya.

He questioned the moral of a senior officer of the Attorney General's Department to call a meeting between the prosecution side and the side of the accused. He also questioned if the same meeting was a mode of mediation.

He made these observations at yesterday's press conference organized by the Citizen's Organisations' Collective in Colombo.

Rathnapriya further said that the Defence Secretary has ordered the removal of the Counsel of the Attorney General's Department who appears in the Pradeep Ekneligoda Case from the same Case. He added that Deleepa Peiris of the Attorney General's Department is also rendering a commendable job in the case.

"We want to know if this decision was the Defence Secretary's own decision or if it was based on political advise" Rathnapriya said. "If it is his own decision, he is attempting to put the government in trouble. He also recently signed an agreement with the Avant Garde Company".

Ratnapriya said that the President and the Prime Minister should decide under these circumstances if the the person who is in the position of the Defence Secretary is fit for the position.

He added that if this decision to remove the Attorney General's counsel from the Ekneligoda case was not withdrawn, they would take action against the same because the judiciary should be independent.

Anura Bandara Rajaguru, Chandraguptha Thenuwara, Joseph Starlin, Darmasiri Bandaranaike and Chameera Perera also spoke at the occasion. 

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